In the beginning… Above is a picture of a picture (the flyer that I picked up when the house was for sale) of what the kitchen looked like when we moved in. This was before I started my blog so I don’t have a good “before” picture. Here are some of the changes we have made; new appliances, new countertops, new sink, new light over the sink, new window treatments, and I removed the wallpaper.
I have been busy the last couple of weeks working on my kitchen cabinets. To refresh everyone’s memory, this is how they looked the first time I redid them. My husband took down the cabinets over the peninsula. He added beaded board to the recessed (and damaged) doors. He also added beaded board to the sides of the uppers and all around the peninsula. I then painted them a creamy white and added a brown glaze. You may click here to see the original post.
It wasn’t too long before I got tired of constantly wiping down the bottom cabinets. The creamy cabinets were pretty and I loved them but they showed a lot of stuff; scuff marks from my kids shoes when they climb up to get something from the upper cabinets, food, dust, etc. I was also craving a little color. My initial plan was to paint the bottoms only. I thought I was done when I made the post above.
After awhile, I realized that the uppers needed a little something. I didn’t want to paint them the olive like the lower cabinets but I didn’t want to leave them creamy either. I decided to compromise and paint the frames olive and leave the recessed, beaded board doors creamy. I am really happy with the results. The upper cabinets don’t feel too dark or heavy as I feared they would if I painted them solid olive. The other reason I wanted to leave some of the creamy beaded board was so they would tie in with china hutch (which is just behind where I was standing when I took this picture).
I do have a few more things on my wish list for the kitchen. I want to add a backsplash, change out the flourescent overhead lights and change out the flooring.
But for now, I will call it a day in the kitchen. I am ready to move on to some other projects.
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